Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz expressed his gratitude to his followers for the love and support he received, following news of the injuries he sustained in the blast that occured last week in the Port of Beirut.
Rabih detailed his slow but steady recovery from the injuries, and assured his followers that he is in great care.
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Dearest friends, As with you all, I am still trying to absorb the shock of this horrid calamity. I hope that you and your families are in good health. Your thousand messages and prayers warmed my heart ... gave me strength to go on ... I am recovering slowly but surely from a small brain haemorrhage, 2 clots and 22 stitches. I am in great care yet unable to answer any calls or messages at the moment. Words are not enough. We will not forget. We will judge. We will rebuild... And we will dance!
The founder of the Maison also shared a particularly evocative message with his followers, reminding them to keep morale high during these difficult times. Located a short distance from the Port of Beirut, the Maison's entire atelier (and the designer's home) was severely damaged in the blast.
Some of Beirut's most established fashion houses, promising young designers, and homegrown brands suffered tremendous damage from the explosion, which rocked the capital on Tuesday evening at 18:00. Amine Jreissati, founder of Boyfriend The Brand, also suffered injuries while many saw widespread destruction to their boutiques, offices and homes.
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